YCD is governed by a Board of Trustees who meet once a month to discuss and ratify any proposals developed by the General Manager they believe will address the needs of Young People and their whanau.

Board Members

Rachael Fonotia, Chairperson

Helen Gatonyi, Vice Chairperson

Louise Cook, Secretary/Treasurer

       Kelvin Watkins   

    Jill Sunnex,      Tarisayi Garaba

Bridie Sweetman, Cassandra Staps

Hamish Johnson

Ruru Harepeka Nako Hona is YCD Kaumatua, Ngatiruamahue Marae, Ngati Kahu, Nga Puhi


Fred Williams, Manager

Natalia Sukhikh, Administrator

Philip Nuu, Senior Youth Worker/Mentor

Robert Stanbridge, Supervision With Activity Co Ordinator

Red Setu, Youth Worker/Case Manager

Daniel Mataki, Community Service/Events

Daniell Simpson, Community Service/Events

Tessa Aranga, Street Youth Work Project Case Manager

Megan Suvalko, Street Youth Work Project Case Manager

Julie Tuhimata, Youth Worker/Case Manager

Melody Wehi, Youth Work Coordinator

Shaun Asi, Senior Youth Worker

Simona Faavesi, Supported Bail Youth Worker

Zenn Rarere, Supported Bail Youth Worker

                            Teana Scoon,  Supported Bail Youth Worker

Deanna Dempsey, Youth Worker/Case Manager

Jemma Wilder, Youth Worker/Tutor

Sidney Tauamiti, Supervision With Activity Youth Worker

Ethan Harrison, Transition Project Youth Worker

                                       Nathan Standring,  Youth Worker

We support Youth Work practise, encourage upskilling and enjoy working with Young People.